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Security Management for Humanitarians (with credit-rated option)

Security Management for Humanitarians (with credit-rated option) table
Start date11 Apr 2023
End date4 May 2023
Time8:30 am BST |3:30 AM EDT
Provider RedR, RedR Australia, RedR UK
Type Security Management
CostStandard Individual - £415 (for those funding themselves), Standard Organisation - £575 (for those being funded by an organisation)
Booking URLhttps://www.redr.org.uk/Training-Learning/Events/2023/April/Security-Management-for-Humanitarians-(with-credit

Covering the latest theories and methods in security thinking/ terminology and addresses the evolving security environment & emerging risks

This course is a joint initiative by RedR UK and RedR Australia.

The Security Management for Humanitarians (SMH) Online course will be delivered through a combination of live facilitated sessions, group forums and engaging activities using multiple purpose-built training platforms. The course will culminate in two intense and immersive activities i.e., the online Simulation (module 6) and the Panel Exercise (module 8) that offer great opportunity to reinforce participants learning and training experience.

Course objectives

By the end of the training participants will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of key security management skills (including risk management, situational analysis, assessment, plan implementation, monitoring and evaluation, continuity and crisis planning and leadership).
  • Practice these skills in relation to setting and achieving programme goals when managing humanitarian emergencies.
  • Demonstrate that you can work effectively in reviewing and enhancing security management practice and procedures to support programmes and staff in the field.
  • Reflect and evaluate on personal performance and the performance of others in relation to security in emergencies and improving practice.
  • Communicate effectively to different audiences in the field of humanitarian practice using appropriate media.

What does the course cover?

  • Security Environment
  • Security Frameworks
  • Diversity/ Inclusive Security
  • Context Analysis and Mapping
  • Risk Analysis and Mitigation
  • Risk Thresholds and Security Strategies
  • Standard Operating Procedures
  • Contingency Planning
  • Incident/ Crisis Management
  • Reporting and Information Management
  • Responding to crisis
  • Operational security – managing people, site security, vehicles, communications, remote programming.

Additionally, we will be assisting participants to practice many critical soft skills for example, communication and coordination, research and analytical skills, teamwork and management skills, composure and decision making under duress.

Course structure

This course is a blended learning programme comprising the following:

  • Eight modules, each an online facilitated session of 3.5 hours.
  • Up to one hour of asynchronous solo learning (homework/ reading) before each taught module.
  • Up to five hours of an offline group project that would be presented at end of course.

Total participant time commitment required: 40 hours.


The 8 facilitated sessions will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays starting on 11th April – 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, 27, Apr, 2, 4 May 08:30-12:00 (GMT). The course will end on 4th May.

Participants will need to be present entirely for all online facilitated sessions and would also be expected to complete approximately one hour homework/ reading before each taught module. Additionally, there will be an offline group project (approximately five hours commitment) that would be presented at end of course.

Who should attend

We recommend this course for anybody with significant security responsibilities in their job description. This would certainly include, Security Focal Points, Country Directors, Field Coordinators, Logistic Managers in the field or persons based in headquarters overseeing country programmes. Even experienced security practitioners will benefit from new theory and from the more intense practical exercises such as the simulation and panel exercise.

How much does this course cost?

  • Standard Individual – £415 (for those funding themselves)
  • Standard Organisation – £575 (for those being funded by an organisation)


Early bird rate: 10% discount is available for the first 5 participants who register and complete payment 1 month before the course starts. Once the early tickets run out, or after the 1-month deadline expires, then standard fees will automatically apply.

Fidelity scheme: Have you participated in one of RedR UK’s courses in the last 2 years? If so, you are eligible for an additional 10% discount! Please contact training@redr.org.uk to request your promo code for registration.

Local organisations: RedR UK offers special discount rates for staff funded by for local organisations in low and lower-middle income countries. These participants can register by purchasing the Standard Individual ticket.

Organisations’ group bookings: for organisations looking to book 2 or more participants onto the same course, RedR can offer flexible fee options. Please contact training@redr.org.uk for more information.

Scholarships: RedR UK is committed to making our courses accessible to any organisation, regardless of size. We offer course scholarships for eligible participants who meet specific criteria. For more information on RedR UK Scholarships and how to apply, please click here.

The Credit-Rated Assessment:

This course has an optional credit-rated assessment component. Those who are interested in this option must pay the additional credit-rated fee at any point prior to the course start date, or on the first day of the course, so that the trainers can assess you. Payment can be made by card or invoice. You will have three months after the course to complete the assignment. Find out more about the Oxford Brookes certificate and other RedR UK accreditation and certification options here.

Credit-Rated Fee: £347 per person

HPass Badge

Upon completion of the course participants will be eligible to apply for a HPass Badge, a digital indicator of achievement, and a way for participants to demonstrate their skills and experience in the humanitarian sector. You can find more information on HPass Badges here.

Any questions? Check out our FAQs here and our T&Cs here.

If you have any questions about this course or require further information, please contact training@redr.org.uk.

In case of any complaints, please email complaints@redr.org.uk

RedR UK is committed to making sure everyone’s needs are met, including people of different genders, ages and disabilities. If you have any specific access requirements or learning needs RedR are committed to try and make reasonable adjustments to support your needs, please email training@redr.org.uk or phone 0207 840 6000 at any stage of the booking process to talk directly to RedR about your needs.



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